Temminck's Lark

February 19, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Temminck's Lark was another bird high up on my target list, essentially another bird that had eluded the camera on my previous visit to the Moroccan deserts in the winter of 2013. The area we birded this time, on the west side of the country, seemed to have many more of this fantastic little bird. With no other people in sight, we split up to comb the desert for attractive photographic subjects, and these were always pleasing to find.

As usual the best angles were to be found low down, and I got very dusty indeed on quite a few occasions. The only difficulty with this tactic was that the birds were very mobile and active, and I found I was constantly having to drag myself off the floor and move position to get ahead of them again as they fed rapidly. It's a hard life! I came back from Morocco on February 5th, and exactly two weeks later I have not taken a single decent image of a bird in this country - I need to pull my finger out! These are OK though - I'm happy to act as a guide for any Moroccan trips anyone wants to do, I can't wait to go back!


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